Unless you’ve lost your passport or been a victim of a crime overseas, you probably haven’t given much thought to U.S. diplomatic buildings abroad. We’ll give a brief introduction to U.S. diplomatic buildings and the energy challenges associated with their operation. This course will discuss the mandates under which we operate and share the finances, lessons learned, and impact of the PV program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what an embassy/consulate is, and describe the unique design, construction and operational challenges associated with this building type.
  • Identify what is driving the Department of State towards renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Discuss how the Department of State incorporates renewable energy systems into their overseas facilities and how the investment is doing.
  • Describe how the U.S. Diplomatic buildings use traditional and alternative funding sources to pay for renewable energy projects.